FBI: Newly Arrested Riot Suspect Pushed Capitol Cop Down Stairs, Yelled “These Motherfuckers Are Traitors”

Law & Crime reports:

Joining more than 180 others charged with assaulting law enforcement on Jan. 6, a Kansas man stands accused of pushing a U.S. Capitol police officer with “aggressive force” and causing the cop to fall down a small flight of stairs. Monday’s arrest affidavit alleges that surveillance footage captured the incident.

Prosecutors say that Michael Eckerman’s route paved the way for his identification, as his next stop was the Rayburn Room where he posed in front of the iconic Lansdowne portrait of George Washington.“Open source information taken from a New York Times article also revealed the portrait of George Washington,” the affidavit states.

Eckerman, 37, wearing a “load bearing tactical vest and red Trump hat,” appeared to emulate Washington’s gesture in a photograph in front of the painting that he posted on Facebook, which authorities say two tipsters passed on to them.

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